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Couple smuggled AK-47s to Mexican drug cartel, police say
Couple smuggled AK-47s to Mexican drug cartel, police say

A man and a woman driving through Newport Beach last month with seven AK-47 rifles in their vehicle were transporting the guns for a Mexican drug cartel, according to a sworn statement from a police officer filed in Orange County Superior Court. Newport Beach police arrested Andrew John Cardiel Jr., 42, and Heather Magun Gurule, 30, after a traffic stop on Nov. 14. When officers searched their van, they found the high-powered rifles — one of which was stolen — six 30-round high-capacity magazines, two 10-round magazines and more than 350 rounds of ammunition, authorities told the Times Community News. Four days after the arrest, the Orange County district attorney's...

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